Anthony “Tony” Tesar

Anthony “Tony” Tesar,78, of Independence, Missouri passed away 12/14/18 at Villages of Jackson Creek. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Christ United Methodist Church, Independence, MO.

Tony graduated high school from Pomona Ks high school. He was a proud Marine veteran. He worked as a pressman at the Ottawa Herald, Olathe Daily News and the Examiner newspaper, Tony enjoyed boating, fishing, his animals, gardening and nature. He loved cracking jokes and he never met a stranger. He loved his family very much.

He was preceded in death by his father Harry F. Tesar, mother Loretta E. Tesar, and son Mark Tesar.

Survivors include his wife Peg Tesar, daughter Monique Lawson, daughter-in-law Cathy Tesar, brother John (Linda) Tesar, sister Mary (Tom) Welgand, brother Glenn (Irma) Tesar, brother-in-laws Lee Gerdes and John Cander, grandchildren; Chris, Megan, and Tyler Tesar, and Jon, Samantha, and Andrea Stewart, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visits: 3


  1. Adam on December 18, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Many fond memories of Tony as a fun loving crazy uncle. RIP my friend.

  2. Vanessa on December 18, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    My favorite memory is riding around singing Christmas carols from Alvin and the Chipmunks! We were blessed to have him in our lives. We all learned not to take life so seriously!

  3. Anthony Tesar candelario on December 18, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    Anthony Tesar Candelario
    He is my oldest cousin. Loved to fish and a great influence on me when he visied my mother and me after his military service. At his lead we were a pair to draw to when I spent time with him about 6 years ago. Bless him well. PEG is a saint

  4. Linda Last Tesar on December 18, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    Tony always played the joker….I loved to get him back….like following him with my car when he was mowing the lawn…getting real close….and honking the horn…he jumped 3 feet and almost ran into the house…lol….we will miss you…

  5. Barb Scott on December 19, 2018 at 8:09 am

    I believe that Tony never met a stranger! I remember Tony as being very personable and making a person laugh. My thoughts are with you Peg. I am so sorry for your loss…

  6. Karen Behrends on December 19, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Thinking about you, Peg. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Doris DeJonge on December 19, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Peggy, so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Remember well you guys coming up to the Legion Club for supper. He did love to tease!

  8. Diane Holechek Barr on December 19, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Peggy, so sorry to learn of the loss of your husband. Praying for you!

  9. Paula Duke on December 20, 2018 at 5:05 am

    Oh Mary, so sorry for your loss! Even harder this time of year…

  10. Jim Morris on December 21, 2018 at 7:59 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Peg I remember Tony as a very friendly guy with a great sense of humor !

  11. Milton (Big Pip) Pippenger on December 21, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Tony was my best and dearest friend in high school. We worked farms together and many other things during those years. I remember a 4th of July that he, John, my brother Lyle and I went to the Lake of the Ozarks. We rented a boat and cruised the Lake. Because we didn’t have much money, we slept in the car. I am not sure how all of us did that.

    We have not been in contact much since then. When he was active on FB he often made remarks to me. I am sorry I can’t be there for the service but know I am thinking of all of you.

  12. Judy and Bill Straw on December 22, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Very sorry Peg to hear of Tony’s Passing. We always enjoyed visiting with him when you were at Jean’s house. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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